The Cincinnati Bengals are limping through the rest of the regular season after the season ending injury to No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow halted the offensive attack.
Burrow is now roughly a week into his recovery process after a successful surgery on his injured knee, and more good news has arrived.
Burrow’s surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who has worked on a number of players in 2020 who had their seasons cut short.
ElAttrache made an appearance on a recent edition of the “Adam Schefter Podcast” and noted that he expects every player he has worked on this year to likely be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.
Schefter followed that up by asking if that also applied to Burrow who suffered his injury later in the season than the others.
“Yeah, he’s only maybe a week out from surgery. When you say he’s on track, there’s just a few criteria you look for. What I can say is that everything that has come our way this year, even though they’ve been very complex, I’m extremely happy with what we’ve been able to do and we’ve fixed it in a way that I’m confident they’ll be able to play again.”
This is just another example of positive news that has been given in recently about the status of Burrow and a hope that he is ready for the start of next season gets more likely.
However, we are still a long way away from knowing for sure if Burrow will be ready for week 1, but the initial updates have been nothing but positive.
Now it is up to the Bengals to go out and make the necessary improvements to the roster to give Burrow a real shot at a special season in 2021.